Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Letter C

How about to learn new words on letter C?
Learn and practice evry day our "Sports and Health English Alphabet"


Friday, 22 April 2016

Safe Routes to School Concept

The safe routes to school concept started in Denmark in the mid-1970s, when Denmark was cited as having Europe’s highest child pedestrian accident rate. This prompted the City of Odense to start a pilot program in which all 45 of its schools identified specific road dangers. The city created a network of pedestrian and bicycle paths, narrowed roads, and established traffic islands.

For the past 25 years, approx. 80% of all children in Odense have walked or bicycled to school and in the past 2 decades the number of injured school children in Odense has decreased 30 to 40%. After Denmark's program caught on, other programs began in Great Britain and Canada in the 1990s. The Bronx, a borough of NY City, started the first SRTS project in the U.S. in 1997 and in that same year, the State of Florida implemented a pilot program.

This program approaches a major health factor that is highly needed- physical activity.  Unfortunately, many kids today are not getting the physical activity that they need.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that of children aged 9 to 13 years old, 62% do not participate in any organized physical activity and 23% do not engage in any free-time physical activity outside of school hours. Less active children are more likely to be overweight. So while kids are getting less activity, the proportion of overweight children has been increasing dramatically.

Overweight children have an increased risk of:
         Type 2 Diabetes
         Low self esteem
         Aggravating existing asthma
         Sleep apnea
         Decreased physical functioning
         Many other negative emotional & physical effects

So, the promotion of safe walking and bicycling is an ideal strategy to increase physical activity among children.  It does not require special skills or expensive equipment, making it do-able for most of the population, including those that may not have the resources or interest to participate in more formal programs such as organized sports. The trip to school is a logical place to start changing things. And that’s where Safe Routes to School programs come in.

First let’s look at the facts. Today, fewer children are walking and biking and more parents are driving.  Only a generation ago, children routinely traveled around their neighborhoods either on foot or on bike. Walking and bicycling were common ways to get to school. Today, few children walk or bike- this is a major shift. And as traffic increases, parents become even more convinced that it is unsafe for their children to walk.  They begin driving their children to school, thereby adding even more cars to the morning chaos.

But even the kids that live close to school are not walking or biking as much as before. While distance was the most common barrier, research from a CDC study finds that for those students living within a mile of school, 63% of 5-15 year olds walk or bike. In comparison, in 1969 almost 90% of students who lived within 1 mile walked or biked.

Safe Routes to School programs are an excellent example of the GOOD that is happening in communities. Safe Routes to School programs have two primary goals:
  •   To make walking and bicycling safe ways to get to school.
  •  To encourage more children to walk or bike to school to increase their physical activity.

Monday, 18 April 2016

Letter B

Learn and practice the "Sports and Health English Alphabet"
Today we present letter B. Maybe you know more words on this letter?

Friday, 15 April 2016

Learn & play

Everybody knows how important is to be healthy and happy. However please remember to practice your mind every day.
The best method to be successful is learning step by step. That’s why we have prepared “ Sports and Health English Alphabet”.
Just concentrate a little bit and don’t forget to visit us on a regular basis – we will introduce a new letter every week!

Let's start with A !

 source google images

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Guideline Daily Amount for Children part 3

Last series of information boards about healthy food for children.

Meet the dairy products and calcium.

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

How to drink water

Here are simple but very useful rules of drinking water properly. 

1. Drink water by sitting down.If you are drinking anything while standing it goes straight into the lower esophagus. Esophagus is being closed at the two ends by two rings, those rings are known as sphincters. When you drink water while standing it hits the lower ring i.e. lower sphincter, this constant process causes expansion of lower ring which is not good for the digestion process.

2. Drink water slowly sip by sip.
Drinking water continuously doesn’t allow the proper amount of oxygen to mix with water and we don’t get adequate amount of oxygen.

3. Consume water throughout the day, sip by sip after adequate intervals.
If we drink more water at a time, our body is not able to absorb the whole amount of water and most of it will run out through excretion.

4. Don’t drink very cold water.
Drinking very cold water affects the digestion system. Our body requires internal stomach heat for proper digestion. The cold water affects the stomach heat, which is digesting the food, therefore room temperature water is always advised by the experts. Warm water is always beneficial for our body as it helps in digestion and warm water is less affected by the germs.

5. Don’t consume water after meal.
It is advised by the dieticians that we should not consume water after our meal for at least two hours. Again the reason is same, the body needs the stomach heat for digestion. If we drink the water immediately after the meal, it decreases the stomach heat and causes indigestion problem. It is advised that you can take a sip or two while having a meal, Because it helps the body acids to easily dissolve the food intake. Always consider your stomach divided into three parts, the half part of the stomach to be filled with the food i.e. our meal, second quarter should be filled with water and the remaining quarter of the stomach should be empty.

6. Always keep a proper supply of water to your body.
If you are allowing your body to be thirsty then it is not good for health, As we all know that thirst is the natural indication of dehydration process, never allow your body to feel so thirsty.

How much of water you should drink in a day?
Consumption of water by an individual mainly depends on his body weight and the climatic conditions in which he lives. We should deliver 30 ml of water per 1 kg of body weigth. Considering an average individual whose weight is around 60 to 70 kg, should drink about 8 to 10 glasses.
Drinking water continuously doesn’t allow the proper amount of oxygen to mix with water and we don’t get adequate amount of oxygen.

Source: www.health24by7.com